Despite enjoying home conditions in round 19 of the Mount Gambier and District Baseball League season, Millicent went down to a merciless South Indians on Saturday. The Indians were up and about early after Ryan Placucci hit a two-bagger and came home on a wild throw before Dean Hamilton, Ben Morale, Alex Lewis and Travis Lockwood compiled three more runs with two out.
Placucci crossed home in the next dig thanks to Hamilton who hit safely for a second time, while Lewis also added to his tally. The top of the third saw South score another three runs. Lewis’ hit into an infield error saw Bruce Morale cross home-plate, while Lockwood’s booming hit to left-field scored Hamilton and the former scored on an error.
The Bandits scored their only run for the game in the bottom of the sixth when Darcy Pink hit into an error and was batted in by Saxon Altschwager’s Texas-leaguer to left-field. The Indians returned home with a comfortable 11-1 win.
Tigers flew away to a blistering start in its Saturday night game against Federal. Consecutive safe-hits to the first six batters in the game saw Brayden Morton, Jesse Foster, Garth Ransom, Tyler Horrigan and Jacob English batted in.
In the top of the second, Morton hit a high fly ball to third base which was grassed and he eventually crossed the plate on a fielder’s choice, while two more runs were added in the fourth. A couple of errors dogged Federal’s fielders in the sixth which allowed two more Tigers runners to cross the plate.
In the bottom half of the inning Federal delighted the small crowd when they hit back with a couple of runs of their own. Alex Pearson trundled a ball out to right-field and Alex Reppin drew a walk. Then with two out, Roy Hutchesson’s hit to the outfield was put down allowing both runners to score.
Tigers added its final run in the bottom of the seventh when Levi Morton walked and scored on brother Brayden’s hit to a fielder’s choice. Tigers scored nine more runs and eight more safe-hits.